Evening Classes

General Information


Plan to visit China?  Interested in exploring Chinese business?  Always wanted to learn Chinese, but not sure where to begin?  We have the right Chinese program for you!

•        Small evening classes
•        Experienced CSL instructors
•        Convenient College Avenue Location

These classes run all year round. We offer eight week long sessions and twelve week long sessions, with a two week break or four week break in between. Eight week long sessions are $250. Twelve week long sessions are $370. Classes are flexible and students can jump in at any time. Tuition includes $10 for class materials and a parking pass.

To register: please click here and search for "Confucius Institute at Rutgers" to view our current course listings. You will have to make an account with Rutgers Continuous Education. Please select the class of interest and register. Rutgers faculty, staff, and students enjoy a 50% discount on tuition. Please contact Maggie He for the discount code.

Please feel free to sit in on the first class and try it out, free of charge! If you do plan on checking out the class, please email Maggie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let her know.

 

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General Course descriptions

Our beginner courses are catered for students who have little to no experience learning Chinese. The focus is mainly on speaking and listening basic conversational Chinese. Students will also learn pinyin and basic characters as well as basic sentences structures.

Our intermediate courses are for students who have previously studied Chinese. These courses have a greater emphasis on writing and recognizing commonly used characters through various cultural topics.

Our advanced courses are all in Chinese with a specialization in topics, such as Chinese media or Chinese literature. These courses focus on the language and sentence structures used in those specific areas all the while exploring different aspects of that industry.

Please continue on to browse through our course descriptions and see which is a good fit for you!

2017  Fall

Beginner Chinese 1B
Time: Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30-8:00 PM
Location: Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks:10/30/17-12/22/17
Description: This evening class Level 1B is the continuation of 1A Beginner Chinese. It is an introduction to Mandarin Chinese for speakers of English with beginner level knowledge of the language. Focus is on developing students' speaking and listening abilities to handle most common situations in daily life in China. Based on the needs of the students, the instructor will also teach Chinese writing and introduce Chinese culture. This course is suited for anyone who plans to visit China, exploring the Chinese market, or simply likes to expand their intellectual horizon by learning a fascinating language such as Chinese.

Advanced Beginner Chinese 2A
Time: Monday and Wednesday ,6:30-8:00PM
Location:
Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks:
10/30/17-12/22/17
Description:
This 8-week course is a continuation of Beginner Chinese Level 1 and all equivalents. Students are proficient in Pinyin and have mastered about 300 Chinese characters. Focus is on enhancing students' listening and speaking abilities to engage in daily conversations and express their needs with some fluency. Through guided conversation exercises, students will also be introduced to Chinese culture and traditions. Completion of this course will enable students to focus in a Chinese environment.

Beginner Chinese 1A
Time: 
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
Location:Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks: 
9/5/17-10/27/17
Description:
 This evening class Level 1A is an introduction to Mandarin Chinese for speakers of English with no knowledge of the language. Focus is on developing students' speaking and listening abilities to handle most common situations in daily life in China. Based on the needs of the students, the instructor will also teach Chinese writing and introduce Chinese culture. This course is suited for anyone who plans to visit China, exploring the Chinese market, or simply likes to expand their intellectual horizon by learning a fascinating language such as Chinese.

Beginner Chinese 1C
Time: 
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
Location: 
Confucius Institute, Room 201
Weeks: 
9/6/17-10/30/17
Description: 
Beginner Chinese 1C is for students who have studied Chinese for two semesters or equivalent. They have basic knowledge of Pinyin and Chinese grammar. In level 1C, we will continue using the textbook "Conversational Chinese 301." Topics include how to make apologies, invitataions, discuss hobbies and interests as well as travelling. We will learn the vocabulary and grammar related to these topics and situations. At the completion of this class, students will be able to make simple conversations in Chinese on a range of topics of everyday concern.

Advanced Chinese 3A
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
Location:Confucius Institute, Room 201
Weeks: Session 1: 9/5/17-10/27/17; Session 2: 10/30/17-12/15/17
Description: Chinese 3A is the continuation of Chinese 2C. The course assumes knowledge of basic Chinese grammar (including complement of degree, resultative complement, and directional complement) and basic vocabulary related to common topics of everyday life. After completing Chinese 3A, students will be able to converse on a broad range of topics of daily concern, link sentences into short paragraph-length statements (spoken and written), extend their repertoire of sentence patterns, deepen their understanding of Chinese society, and compare Chinese and American approaches to life or perceptions of social situations (e.g. friendship, dating, marriage, generation gap, American Dream vs China Dream, etc.). Prerequisite: HSK 3-4 or 450 vocabulary size. To download class information, click here.

 

Archives

2017


Beginner Chinese 1B-S
Time: 
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
Location:Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks: 
6/12/17-8/2/17
Description: 
This evening class Level 1B-S is the continuation of 1B Beginner Chinese. It is an introduction to Mandarin Chinese for speakers of English with beginner level knowledge of the language. Focus is on developing students' speaking and listening abilities to handle most common situations in daily life in China. Based on the needs of the students, the instructor will also teach Chinese writing and introduce Chinese culture. This course is suited for anyone who plans to visit China, exploring the Chinese market, or simply likes to expand their intellectual horizon by learning a fascinating language such as Chinese.

Beginner Chinese 1B
Time: 
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
Location:Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks:4/3/17-5/24/17
Description: This evening class Level 1A is an introduction to Mandarin Chinese for speakers of English with no knowledge of the language. Focus is on developing students' speaking and listening abilities to handle most common situations in daily life in China. Based on the needs of the students, the instructor will also teach Chinese writing and introduce Chinese culture. This course is suited for anyone who plans to visit China, exploring the Chinese market, or simply likes to expand their intellectual horizon by learning a fascinating language such as Chinese.To download class information, click here.

Intermediate Chinese 2C
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-8:00PM
Location:Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks: 01/03/17-02/23/17
Description: This 8-week course is a continuation of Conversational Chinese 2A and all equivalents. The focus is on enhancing students' listening and speaking abilities to engage in daily conversations and express their needs with some fluency. Through guided conversation exercises, students will also be introduced to Chinese culture and traditions. Completion of this course will enable students to function in a Chinese environment.

Advanced Media - Chinese
Time:
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-8PM
Location:
Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks:
1/18/17-3/8/17
Description:
This 8-week course covers Chinese through the scope of Chinese media. It will cover and introduce the latest Chinese news from up-to-date media outlets such as newspaper, radio, and television. Topics include economics, politics, foreign relations, people's livelihood, food, culture, tourism, etc. The class will focus on Chinese media language- the syntax and sentences patterns as well as common words, its usage and its meaning. This will improve students' listening ability, speaking and reading and they will be able to apply their knowledge from this class to stay updated with Chinese current events and will be able to speak Chinese with a high degree of fluency. Students who take this course are encouraged to take the HSK 4 or HSK 5.
**Please note that there will be no class on January 16, 2017 due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day and that class will be made up at a later time, to be discussed by the instructor and students.

Beginner Chinese 1A
Time: Wednesdays and Fridays, 6:30-8PM
Location:Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks: 1/30/17-3/22/17
Description: This evening class Level 1A is an introduction to Mandarin Chinese for speakers of English with no knowledge of the language. Focus is on developing students' speaking and listening abilities to handle most common situations in daily life in China. Based on the needs of the students, the instructor will also teach Chinese writing and introduce Chinese culture. This course is suited for anyone who plans to visit China, exploring the Chinese market, or simply likes to expand their intellectual horizon by learning a fascinating language such as Chinese.
To download class information, click pdf here (55 KB) .


Intermediate Chinese 2C
Time:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-8PM
Location:
Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks:
03/07/17-04/27/17
Description:
This 8-week course is a continuation of Conversational Chinese 2A and all equivalents. The focus is on enhancing students' listening and speaking abilities to engage in daily conversations and express their needs with some fluency. Through guided conversation exercises, students will also be introduced to Chinese culture and traditions. Completion of this course will enable students to function in a Chinese environment.

Advanced Media - Chinese
Time:
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-8PM
Location:
Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks:
3/20/17-5/10/17
Description:
This 8-week course covers Chinese through the scope of Chinese media. It will cover and introduce the latest Chinese news from up-to-date media outlets such as newspaper, radio, and television. Topics include economics, politics, foreign relations, people's livelihood, food, culture, tourism, etc. The class will focus on Chinese media language- the syntax and sentences patterns as well as common words, its usage and its meaning. This will improve students' listening ability, speaking and reading and they will be able to apply their knowledge from this class to stay updated with Chinese current events and will be able to speak Chinese with a high degree of fluency. Students who take this course are encouraged to take the HSK 4 or HSK 5.

 

2016

Beginner Chinese 1C
Time:
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-8:PM
Location:
Confucius Institute, Room 201
Weeks: 1/4/16-2/24/16
Description:
Beginner Chinese 1C is for students who have studied Chinese for two semesters or equivalent. They have basic knowledge of Pinyin and Chinese grammar. In level 1C, we will continue using the textbook "Conversational Chinese 301." Topics include how to make apologies, invitataions, discuss hobbies and interests as well as travelling. We will learn the vocabulary and grammar related to these topics and situations. At the completion of this class, students will be able to make simple conversations in Chinese on a range of topics of everyday concern.

Intermediate Chinese 3A
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-8PM
Location:Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks: 1/5/16-2/25/16
Description: Intermediate Chinese 3A is for students who have studied Chinese for two years or equivalent. They are proficient in Pinyin and have mastered about 600 Chinese characters. Students should be able to make simple conversations in Chinese and read simple Chinese texts. The purpose of 3A is to expand students' vocabulary and grammar as well as their knowledge of Chinese culture and history. At the same time, students are encouraged to write essays in Chinese characters. After completing 3A, students can speak Chinese with some fluency on a variety of topics of everyday concern and are able to write simple essays in Chinese.

Advanced Media - Chinese
Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-8PM
Location:Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks: 1/25/16-3/9/16
Description: This 8-week course covers Chinese through the scope of Chinese media. It will cover and introduce the latest Chinese news from up-to-date media outlets such as newspaper, radio, and television. Topics include economics, politics, foreign relations, people's livelihood, food, culture, tourism, etc. The class will focus on Chinese media language- the syntax and sentences patterns as well as common words, its usage and its meaning. This will improve students' listening ability, speaking and reading and they will be able to apply their knowledge from this class to stay updated with Chinese current events and will be able to speak Chinese with a high degree of fluency. Students who take this course are encouraged to take the HSK 4 or HSK 5.


Intermediate Chinese 2A
Time:
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-8:PM
Location:
Confucius Institute, Room 201
Weeks: 3/7/16-4/27/16
Description:
This 8-week course is a continuation of Beginner Chinese Level 1 and all equivalents. Students are proficient in Pinyin and have mastered about 300 Chinese characters. Focus is on enhancing students' listening and speaking abilities to engage in daily conversations and express their needs with some fluency. Through guided conversation exercises, students will also be introduced to Chinese culture and traditions. Completion of this course will enable students to focus in a Chinese environment.

Intermediate Chinese 3B
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-8PM
Location:Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks: 3/8/16-4/28/16
Description: This 8-week course is for students who have studied Chinese for two years or equivalent. They are proficient in Pinyin and have mastered about 800 Chinese characters. Students should be able to make conversations in Chinese on everyday topics and read simple Chinese articles. 3B will focus on expanding vocabulary and grammar through lessons on Chinese culture an dhistory. Students will also get practice writing simple essays in Chinese. After completing 3B, students can speak Chinese with more fluency on a variety of topics of everyday concern and are able to write simple essays in Chinese characters.

Advanced Media - Chinese
Time: Wednesdays and Fridays, 6:30-8PM
Location:Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks: 3/23/16-5/13/16
Description: This 8-week course covers Chinese through the scope of Chinese media. It will cover and introduce the latest Chinese news from up-to-date media outlets such as newspaper, radio, and television. Topics include economics, politics, foreign relations, people's livelihood, food, culture, tourism, etc. The class will focus on Chinese media language- the syntax and sentences patterns as well as common words, its usage and its meaning. This will improve students' listening ability, speaking and reading and they will be able to apply their knowledge from this class to stay updated with Chinese current events and will be able to speak Chinese with a high degree of fluency. Students who take this course are encouraged to take the HSK 4 or HSK 5.


Intermediate Chinese 2B
Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-8PM
Location:Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks: 05/09/16-06/29/16
Description: This 8-week course is a continuation of Conversational Chinese 2A and all equivalents. The focus is on enhancing students' listening and speaking abilities to engage in daily conversations and express their needs with some fluency. Through guided conversation exercises, students will also be introduced to Chinese culture and traditions. Completion of this course will enable students to function in a Chinese environment.

Beginner Chinese 1A
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-8PM
Location:Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks: 5/10/16-6/30/16
Description: This 8-week course is an introduction to Mandarin Chinese for speakers of Chinese with no knowledge of the language. Focus is on developing students' speaking and listening abilities to handle most common situations in daily life in China. Based on the needs of the students, the instructor will also teach Chinese writing and introduce Chinese culture. This course is suited for anyone who is planning on visiting China, exploring Chinese markets, or simply would like to learn a new language.


Intermediate Chinese 2C
Time:
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-8PM
Location:
Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks:
07/11/16-08/31/16
Description:
This 8-week course is a continuation of Conversational Chinese 2A and all equivalents. The focus is on enhancing students' listening and speaking abilities to engage in daily conversations and express their needs with some fluency. Through guided conversation exercises, students will also be introduced to Chinese culture and traditions. Completion of this course will enable students to function in a Chinese environment.

Beginner Chinese 1B
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-8PM
Location:Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks: 7/12/16-9/1/16
Description: This 8-week course is an introduction to Mandarin Chinese for speakers of Chinese with no knowledge of the language. Focus is on developing students' speaking and listening abilities to handle most common situations in daily life in China. Based on the needs of the students, the instructor will also teach Chinese writing and introduce Chinese culture. This course is suited for anyone who is planning on visiting China, exploring Chinese markets, or simply would like to learn a new language.

Advanced Media - Chinese
Time:
Wednesdays and Fridays, 6:30-8PM
Location:
Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks:
7/13/16-9/2/16
Description:
This 8-week course covers Chinese through the scope of Chinese media. It will cover and introduce the latest Chinese news from up-to-date media outlets such as newspaper, radio, and television. Topics include economics, politics, foreign relations, people's livelihood, food, culture, tourism, etc. The class will focus on Chinese media language- the syntax and sentences patterns as well as common words, its usage and its meaning. This will improve students' listening ability, speaking and reading and they will be able to apply their knowledge from this class to stay updated with Chinese current events and will be able to speak Chinese with a high degree of fluency. Students who take this course are encouraged to take the HSK 4 or HSK 5.


Beginner Chinese 1C
Time:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-8:PM
Location:
Confucius Institute, Room 201
Weeks:
9/6/16-10/27/16
Description:
Beginner Chinese 1C is for students who have studied Chinese for two semesters or equivalent. They have basic knowledge of Pinyin and Chinese grammar. In level 1C, we will continue using the textbook "Conversational Chinese 301." Topics include how to make apologies, invitataions, discuss hobbies and interests as well as travelling. We will learn the vocabulary and grammar related to these topics and situations. At the completion of this class, students will be able to make simple conversations in Chinese on a range of topics of everyday concern.

Intermediate High Chinese 3A

Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-8PM
Location:Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks: 9/7/16-10/26/16
Description: Intermediate Chinese 3A is for students who have studied Chinese for two years or equivalent. They are proficient in Pinyin and have mastered about 600 Chinese characters. Students should be able to make simple conversations in Chinese and read simple Chinese texts. The purpose of 3A is to expand students' vocabulary and grammar as well as their knowledge of Chinese culture and history. At the same time, students are encouraged to write essays in Chinese characters. After completing 3A, students can speak Chinese with some fluency on a variety of topics of everyday concern and are able to write simple essays in Chinese.

Advanced Chinese in Media
Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-8PM
Location:Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks: 9/7/16-10/26/16
Description: This 8-week course covers Chinese through the scope of Chinese media. It will cover and introduce the latest Chinese news from up-to-date media outlets such as newspaper, radio, and television. Topics include economics, politics, foreign relations, people's livelihood, food, culture, tourism, etc. The class will focus on Chinese media language- the syntax and sentences patterns as well as common words, its usage and its meaning. This will improve students' listening ability, speaking and reading and they will be able to apply their knowledge from this class to stay updated with Chinese current events and will be able to speak Chinese with a high degree of fluency. Students who take this course are encouraged to take the HSK 4 or HSK 5.


Advanced Beginner Chinese 2A
Time:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-8:PM
Location:
Confucius Institute, Room 201
Weeks:
11/1/16-12/22/16
Description:
This 8-week course is a continuation of Beginner Chinese Level 1 and all equivalents. Students are proficient in Pinyin and have mastered about 300 Chinese characters. Focus is on enhancing students' listening and speaking abilities to engage in daily conversations and express their needs with some fluency. Through guided conversation exercises, students will also be introduced to Chinese culture and traditions. Completion of this course will enable students to focus in a Chinese environment.

Intermediate High Chinese 3B

Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-8PM
Location: Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks: 10/31/16-12/21/16
Description: Intermediate Chinese 3A is for students who have studied Chinese for two years or equivalent. They are proficient in Pinyin and have mastered about 600 Chinese characters. Students should be able to make simple conversations in Chinese and read simple Chinese texts. The purpose of 3A is to expand students' vocabulary and grammar as well as their knowledge of Chinese culture and history. At the same time, students are encouraged to write essays in Chinese characters. After completing 3A, students can speak Chinese with some fluency on a variety of topics of everyday concern and are able to write simple essays in Chinese.

Advanced Chinese in Media
Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-8PM
Location:Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks: 10/31/16-12/21/16
Description: This 8-week course covers Chinese through the scope of Chinese media. It will cover and introduce the latest Chinese news from up-to-date media outlets such as newspaper, radio, and television. Topics include economics, politics, foreign relations, people's livelihood, food, culture, tourism, etc. The class will focus on Chinese media language- the syntax and sentences patterns as well as common words, its usage and its meaning. This will improve students' listening ability, speaking and reading and they will be able to apply their knowledge from this class to stay updated with Chinese current events and will be able to speak Chinese with a high degree of fluency. Students who take this course are encouraged to take the HSK 4 or HSK 5.


2015


Beginner Chinese 1B
Time:
Wednesdays and Fridays, 6:30PM-8PM
Location:
Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks:
05/20/2015-07/10/2015 (8 weeks)
Description:
This 8-week course is a continuation of Beginner Chinese 1A. Students will have basic knowledge of pinyin and Chinese grammar. In this class, students will continue using Conversational Chinese 301. Topics include shopping, making appointments, welcoming people, etc. Classes will cover the vocabulary and grammar relevant to these topics and situations. *No class will be held on July 3rd.

Intermediate Chinese 2B
Time:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30PM-8PM
Location:
Confucius Institute, Room 201
Weeks:
05/19/2015-07/09/2015 (8 weeks)
Description:
This 8-week course is a continuation of Beginner Chinese 1C. Students will have basic knowledge of pinyin and Chinese grammar. Topics include shopping, making appointments, welcoming people, etc. Classes will cover the vocabulary and grammar relevant to these topics and situations. Through guided conversation excercises, students will also be introduced to Chinese culture and traditions. Completion of this course will enable studnets to function in a Chinese environment.

Advanced Chinese through Chinese Media
Time:
Wednesdays and Fridays, 6:30PM-8PM
Location:
Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks:
07/01/2015-08/26/2015 (8 weeks)
Description:
This 8-week course covers Chinese through the scope of Chinese media. It will cover and introduce the latest Chinese news from up-to-date media outlets such as newspaper, radio, and television. Topics include economics, politics, foreign relations, people's livelihood, food, culture, tourism, etc. The class will focus on Chinese media language- the syntax and sentences patterns as well as common words, its usage and its meaning. This will improve students' listening ability, speaking and reading and they will be able to apply their knowledge from this class to stay updated with Chinese current events and will be able to speak Chinese with a high degree of fluency. Students who take this course are encouraged to take the HSK 4 or HSK 5. No class on July 3rd.

Beginner Chinese 1A
Time:
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-8:PM
Location:
Confucius Institute, Room 201
Weeks: 8/24/15-10/14/15
Description:
This 8-week course is an introduction to Mandarin Chinese for speakers of English with no knowledge of the language. Focuis is on developing students' speaking and listening abilities to handle most common situations in daily life in China. Based on the needs of the students, the instructor will also teach Chinese writing and introduce Chinese culture. This course is suited for anyone who is planning on visiting China, exploring Chinese markets, or simply would like to learn a new language.

Intermediate Chinese 2C
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-8PM
Location: Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks: 8/25/15-10/15/15
Description: This 8-week course is a contination of Conversational Chinese 2B and all equivalents. The focus is on enhancing students' listening and speaking abilities to engage in daily conversations and express their needs with some fluency. At the same time, students will learn how to write Chinese characters. Through guided conversation exercises, students will also be introduced to Chinese culture and traditions. Completion of this course will enable students to grasp about 300 words. Students will be able to communicate in a Chinese environment and be able to read simple Chinese articles.

Advanced Chinese Through Media
Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-8PM
Location: Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks: 8/24/15-10/14/15
Description: This 8-week course covers Chinese through the scope of Chinese media. It will cover and introduce the latest Chinese news from up-to-date media outlets such as newspaper, radio, and television. Topics include economics, politics, foreign relations, people's livelihood, food, culture, tourism, etc. The class will focus on Chinese media language- the syntax and sentences patterns as well as common words, its usage and its meaning. This will improve students' listening ability, speaking and reading and they will be able to apply their knowledge from this class to stay updated with Chinese current events and will be able to speak Chinese with a high degree of fluency. Students who take this course are encouraged to take the HSK 4 or HSK 5.

Beginner Chinese 1B
Time:
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-8:PM
Location:
Confucius Institute, Room 201
Weeks: 10/26/15-12/16/15
Description:
Beginner Chinese 1B is for students who have studied Chinese for one semester or equivalent. They have basic knowledge of Pinyin and Chinese grammar. In Beginner Chinese 1B, we will continue using the textbook "Conversational Chinese 301." Topics include shopping, making an appointment, welcoming people, etc. We will learn the vocabulary and grammar relevant to these topics and situations. Students will also have the opportunity to practice their oral Chinese. After studying 1B, students can make simple conversations in Chinese on a range of topics of everyday concern.

Intermediate Chinese 3A
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-8PM
Location: Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks: 10/27/15-12/17/15
Description: Intermediate Chinese 3A is for students who have studied Chinese for two years or equivalent. They are proficient in Pinyin and have mastered about 600 characters. Students should be able to make simple conversations in Chinese and can read simple Chinese articles. The purpose of Level 3A is to expand vocabulary and grammar, expand the knowledge of Chinese culture and history. Students will practice their writing with short essays in Chinese. After completing 3A, students will be able to speak Chinese with some fluency on a variety of topics of everyday concern and are able to write simple essays in Chinese.

Advanced Chinese Through Media
Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-8PM
Location: Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks: 10/26/15-12/16/15
Description: This 8-week course covers Chinese through the scope of Chinese media. It will cover and introduce the latest Chinese news from up-to-date media outlets such as newspaper, radio, and television. Topics include economics, politics, foreign relations, people's livelihood, food, culture, tourism, etc. The class will focus on Chinese media language- the syntax and sentences patterns as well as common words, its usage and its meaning. This will improve students' listening ability, speaking and reading and they will be able to apply their knowledge from this class to stay updated with Chinese current events and will be able to speak Chinese with a high degree of fluency. Students who take this course are encouraged to take the HSK 4 or HSK 5.

 

2014


Beginner Chinese 1C

Time: Tuesdays and Fridays, 6:30PM-8PM
Location: Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks: 08/18/2014-10/10/2014 (8 weeks)
Description: This 8-week course is a continuation of Beginner Chinese 1B. It will focus on strenghtening students' foundation on learning Chinese as well as expanding. Students will learn basic grammatical structures as well as expand their vocabulary to be able to hold basic conversations with Chinese speakers. Students will also learn the history and development behind Chinese characters. Students can take this class to prepare for HSK Level 1.

Advanced Chinese through Chinese Media III
Time: Mondays and Thursdays, 6:30PM-8PM
Location: Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks: 08/19/2014-10/09/2014 (8 weeks)
Description: This 8 week evening class is for students with intermediate Chinese language skills. The instructor will introduce Chinese language in Chinese broadcasting and newspaper. Students will have the opportunity to not only practice and strengthen their listening but also their reading skills in Chinese on China's education, sports, economy, culture and entertainment. Students will gain a better understanding of the language structure, vocabulary and commonly used phrases used in Chinese media as well as learn about the current state of these issues in China.Students can take this class to prepare for HSK Level 4 or 5.

Advanced Beginner Chinese 2C
Time:
Wednesdays and Fridays, 6:30PM-8PM
Location:
Confucius Institute, Room 201
Weeks:
10/01/2014-12/19/2014 (12 weeks)
Description:
This 8-week course is a continuation of Advanced Beginner Chinese 2B and all equivalents. The focus is on enhancing students' listening and speaking abilities, allowing them to engage in daily conversations and express their needs with some fluency. Students will also learn how to write and recognize Chinese characters. Through guided conversation exercises, students will be introduced to Chinese culture and traditions. Completion of this course will enable students to grasp about 300 words.

Beginner Chinese 1B
Time:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30PM-8PM
Location:
Confucius Institute, Room 201
Weeks:
09/30/2014-12/18/2014 (12 weeks)
Description:
This 8-week course is a continuation of Beginner Chinese 1A. Students will have basic knowledge of pinyin and Chinese grammar. In this class, students will continue using Conversational Chinese 301. Topics include shopping, making appointments, welcoming people, etc. Classes will cover the vocabulary and grammar relevant to these topics and situations.

Intermediate Chinese 2A
Time:
Tuesday and Thursdays, 6:30-8PM
Location:
Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks:
10/28/2014-12/18/2014
Description:
The evening class Level 1D is for beginner students with have studied Chinese before and have basic knowledge of Pinyin and Chinese grammar. We will use the textbook  "Conversational Chinese 301." Topics include shopping, making appointments, welcoming people, etc. We will learn the vocabulary and grammar relevant to these topics and situtations.

Advanced Chinese through Chinese Media IV
Time:
Wednesdays and Fridays, 6:30PM-8PM
Location:
Confucius Institute, Room 102
Weeks:
10/29/2014-12/19/2014 (8 weeks)
Description:
This 8 week evening class is for students with advanced intermediate Chinese language skills. The instructor will introduce Chinese language in Chinese broadcasting and newspaper. Students will have the opportunity to not only practice and strengthen their listening but also their reading skills in Chinese on China's education, sports, economy, culture and entertainment. Students will gain a better understanding of the language structure, vocabulary and commonly used phrases used in Chinese media as well as learn about the current state of these issues in China. Students can take this class to prepare for HSK Level 4 or 5.


Chinese Level 1 for Medical Students -- only open to medical students in RWJ program
Time:
Mondays 1-2PM
Location:
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Description:
This course is offered by Confucius Institute of Rutgers University (CIRU) in collaboration with Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Chinese Level 1 for Medical Students is designed for students who are interested in learning basic Chinese, with the need of medical students in mind. It will focus on building students' foundation on proununciation, listening and speaking Chinese. Students will start to learn how write Chinese characters and the basic grammatical structures. It will help students to expand their vocabulary so that they will be able to hold basic conversations with Chinese speakers at the end of the course. The history and development of Chinese characters will also be introduced.

Summer Session dates are staggered so please see each individual class.

Conversational Chinese 2B
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30PM-8PM
Location: Room 101, Confucius Institute building
Weeks: 05/13/2014-07/03/2014 (8 weeks)
Description: This 8-week course is a continuation of Conversational Chinese 1B and all equivalents. Focus is on enhancing students' listening and speaking abilities to engage in daily conversations and express their needs with some fluency. Through guided conversation exercises, students will also be introduced to Chinese culture and traditions. Completion of this course will enable students to function in a Chinese environment.


Elementary Chinese 1A
Time: Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30PM-8PM
Location: Room 101, Confucius Institute building
Weeks: 05/12/2014-07/02/2014 (8 weeks)
Description:This 8-week course Level 1A is an introduction to Mandarin Chinese for speakers of English and no knowledge of Mandarin Chinese. The focus is on developing students' speaking and listening abilities to handle most common situations in daily life in China. This course is suited for anyone who plans on visiting China, exploring the Chinese market, or simply likes to expand one's intellectual horizon by learning a fascinating new language.


Elementary Chinese 1B
Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30PM-8PM
Location: Scott Hall 215, College Avenue Campus
Weeks: 06/16/2014-08/06/2014 (8 weeks)
Description: This 8-week course is a continuation of Elementary Chinese. This is for students with little to no experience with Chinese. It will teach the basics of Chinese phonetics, basic grammatical structures and characters. Students will practice generating sentences with core words and master common sentence structures. Students will also be able to learn about Chinese culture through learning Chinese.


Advanced Chinese Through Chinese Media
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30PM-8PM
Location: Scott Hall 104 on Tuesdays, Scott Hall 121 on Thursdays, College Avenue Campus
Weeks: 06/17/2014-08/07/2014 (8 weeks)
Description: This 8 week evening class is for students with intermediate Chinese language skills. The instructor will introduce Chinese language in Chinese broadcasting and newspaper. Students will have the opportunity to not only practice and strengthen their listening but also their reading skills in Chinese on China's education, sports, economy, culture and entertainment. Students will gain a better understanding of the language structure, vocabulary and commonly used phrases used in Chinese media as well as learn about the current state of these issues in China.

2011


Conversational Chinese 1A

This 8-week course is an introduction to Mandarin Chinese for speakers of English with no knowledge of the language. Focus is on developing students' speaking and listening abilities to handle most common situations in daily life in China. Based on the needs of the students, the instructor will also teach Chinese writing. This course is suited for anyone who plans to visit China, exploring the Chinese market, or simply likes to expand one's intellectual horizon by learning a fascinating language as Chinese.

This class meets twice a week at 24 College Ave. on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 pm starting Oct. 10, 2011.

Conversational Chinese 1B

This 8-week course is the second part of Conversational Chinese IA. The focus is on further developing students' speaking and listening abilities to handle most common situations in daily life in China. Based on the existing knowledge of the students, the instructor will also teach Chinese characters. This course is suited for anyone who plans to visit China, exploring the Chinese market, or simply likes to expand one's intellectual horizon by learning a fascinating language as Chinese.

This class meets twice a week at 24 College Ave. on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 8:00 pm starting Oct. 11, 2011.

2010

Conversational Chinese I
Confucius Institute at Rutgers University (CIRU)
This 8-week course is an introduction to Mandarin Chinese for speakers of English with no knowledge of the language. Focus is on developing students' speaking and listening abilities to handle most common situations in daily life in China. Based on the needs of the students, the instructor will also teach Chinese writing. This course is suited for anyone who plans to visit China, exploring the Chinese market, or simply likes to expand one's intellectual horizon by learning a fascinating language as Chinese. This class meets twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 pm starting March 29, 2010.

Conversational Chinese IB
Confucius Institute at Rutgers University (CIRU)
This 8-week course is the second part of Conversational Chinese I. The focus is on further developing students' speaking and listening abilities to handle most common situations in daily life in China. Based on the existing knowledge of the students, the instructor will also teach Chinese characters. This course is suited for anyone who plans to visit China, exploring the Chinese market, or simply likes to expand one's intellectual horizon by learning a fascinating language as Chinese. This class meets twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 pm starting March 29, 2010.

Conversational Chinese II
Confucius Institute at Rutgers University (CIRU)
This 8-week course is a continuation of Conversational Chinese IB. Focus is on enhancing students' listening and speaking abilities to engage in daily conversations and express their needs with some fluency. Through guided conversation exercises students will also be introduced to Chinese culture and traditions. Completion of this course will enable students to function in a Chinese environment. This class meets twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 8:00 pm starting March 30, 2010.

Conversational Chinese I
 This 8-week course is an introduction to Mandarin Chinese for speakers of English with no knowledge of the language. Focus is on developing students' speaking and listening abilities to handle most common situations in daily life in China. Based on the needs of the students, the instructor will also teach Chinese writing. This course is suited for anyone who plans to visit China, exploring the Chinese market, or simply likes to expand one's intellectual horizon by learning a fascinating language as Chinese. This class meets twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 pm starting September 20, 2010.

Conversational Chinese IB
This 8-week course is the second part of Conversational Chinese I. The focus is on further developing students' speaking and listening abilities to handle most common situations in daily life in China. Based on the existing knowledge of the students, the instructor will also teach Chinese characters. This course is suited for anyone who plans to visit China, exploring the Chinese market, or simply likes to expand one's intellectual horizon by learning a fascinating language as Chinese. This class meets twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 8:00 pm starting September 20, 2010.

Conversational Chinese 1B
This 8-week course is the second part of Conversational Chinese I. The focus is on further developing students' speaking and listening abilities to handle most common situations in daily life in China. Based on the existing knowledge of the students, the instructor will also teach Chinese characters. This course is suited for anyone who plans to visit China, exploring the Chinese market, or simply likes to expand one's intellectual
horizon by learning a fascinating language as Chinese. This class meets twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 pm starting
November 29, 2010. (No classes during the week of Dec 27)
Prerequisite: Conversational Chinese I or equivalent

Conversational Chinese II
This 8-week course is a continuation of Conversational Chinese IB. Focus is on enhancing students' listening and speaking abilities to engage in
daily conversations and express their needs with some fluency. Through guided conversation exercises students will also be introduced to Chinese
culture and traditions. Completion of this course will enable students to function in a Chinese environment. This class meets twice a week on
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:00 pm starting November 29, 2010.
(No classes during the week of 12/27)

2009



Conversational Chinese 1
This 8-week course is an introduction to Mandarin Chinese for speakers of English with no knowledge of the language. Focus is on developing students' speaking and listening abilities to handle most common situations in daily life in China. This course is suited for anyone who plans to visit China, exploring the Chinese market, or simply likes to expand one's intellectual horizon by learning a fascinating language as Chinese. The class meets twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Scott Hall 232 starting October 20 for 8 weeks.

Conversational Chinese IB
This 8-week course is the second part of Conversational Chinese I. The focus is on developing students' speaking and listening abilities to handle most common situations in daily life in China. This course is suited for anyone who plans to visit China, exploring the Chinese market, or simply likes to expand one's intellectual horizon by learning a fascinating language as Chinese. This class meets twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 pm at Scott Hall 232 starting October 19 for 8 weeks.

Doing Business in China
Introduction to current Chinese business practices, trade procedures and terms, and business culture, with attention to China's trade history and its relations to world economy and trade globalization and localization. A must for people who want to acquire the know-how to be successful in doing business with China. This class meets every Wednesday 7:30 pm at Scott Hall 219 starting October 21 for 8 weeks.